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  • Customers, Collaborators Back Impinj With Funding

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    About $14 million came from Inventec Appliances Corp., LS Industrial Systems, Samsung Ventures America and YFY Group.

  • Unilever Hungary Looks for Weak Links in Ice Cream's Cold Chain

    By Rhea Wessel

    Last summer, the company used temperature-sensing battery-assisted RFID tags to monitor storage and handling conditions at the factory, distribution centers and stores.

  • Daisy Brand Benefits From RFID Analytics

    By Claire Swedberg

    The dairy products maker is now using RFID data to manage promotions and the introduction of new products, and has installed upgraded hardware while planning expansion to its new warehouse.

  • 3M Launches Tag Data Manager for Libraries

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The software upgrade will enable libraries to add a variety of tag data formats to their RFID systems, and to provide a migration path to the proposed ISO RFID tag data standard.

  • Mercy Medical Center Preps RFID-Enabled Gift Shop

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    In an effort to streamline inventory management, purchases, theft reduction and sales promotions, volunteers working at the store will apply EPC Gen 2 tags to items for sale, and read them using RFID-enabled terminals.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Intelleflex intros RFID badge; Memphis Peabody Hotel RFID-enables its bar; Staples Business Depot to deploy active RFID in more stores; GS1 Hong Kong, Wal-Mart and Chinese agency team on RFID; Digital Angel buys Geissler Technologies, expands presence in livestock tracking.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for January

    Baird has released its January report. The 19-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.

  • NFC Projections Revised Down (Again)

    Persistent hurdles to NFC adoption have caused ABI Research to revise down earlier projections for the market's growth. The research firm had originally pegged the number of shipped NFC devices for 2007 at 1.1 million, and 9.81 million for 2008. The new numbers stand at 0.65 million for 2007 and 6.52 million for 2008.

  • Portuguese Book Megastore Deploys Item-Level RFID System

    By Claire Swedberg

    At its new store, Byblos is applying EPC Gen 2 tags to 250,000 books, games and videos to help customers locate and learn about their products, and to provide inventory and security applications.

  • Daisy Brand Expands RFID Use, Asserts ROI

    Dairy food producer Daisy Brand began using RFID to comply with Wal-Mart's requirements, but now applies RFID labels to every pallet because multiple enterprise systems depend on RFID data. The company says expanded RFID use has provided positive return on investment and many business benefits.

  • World's Largest Item-Level RFID Application Launches

    Portuguese book retailer Byblos Amoreiras is operating what it believes is the world's largest single item-level retail application. Byblos has applied Gen2 tags to 150,000 items and can track them to more than 2,000 locations within its 35,000-square-foot Lisbon-based store.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Call center gets assistance from RFID; UPM Raflatac introduces "Gem" EPC Gen 2 RFID tags; VDC Research says worldwide RFID market shows strength; Hy-Safe Technology uses RFID to manage inspection, safety compliance; Destron Fearing intros USDA-approved animal ID tags; ClearOrbit releases supply chain suite for government agencies.

  • Florida Guards Against Leaks in Hydrogen-powered Vehicles

    By Claire Swedberg

    In cooperation with the state's government, University of Florida researchers installed wireless sensors where the vehicles are stored. The system measures any hydrogen gas escaping from fuel cells, then transmits that data in real time.

  • RFID Takes Root in Bangladesh

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Early adopters include Apollo Hospitals Dhaka and the Bangladesh Army.

  • Sam's Club Wants Item-Level RFID Tagging by 2010

    More details have emerged about the RFID requirements letter Sam's Club sent to its suppliers on January 7, 2008. The warehouse-format retail chain wants all merchandise to carry RFID tags at the sellable unit (item) level by the end of October 2010 and on all cases a year earlier.

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